Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+130) Cleveland (-200)
Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (3-3, 3rd in AL Central) head to Progressive Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (2-3, 5th in AL Central). The Tigers open this game at +130 while the Indians are priced at -200. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Tarik Skubal and Aaron Civale.
As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are knocking in 3.8 runs per outing, which puts them at 19th in MLB. They have tallied 23 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .298. The Tigers have hit 7 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 7 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 23 RBI's in addition to 43 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is at .223. Detroit has a slugging % of .389 and have struck out 60 times, while drawing a walk on 21 occasions.
The Tigers have an earned run average of 5.40 on the season (25th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 53 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.04 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.44. Tigers pitchers have conceded 9 long balls and 34 runs in total (10th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 26 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.90 as a team on the season.
The Tigers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 9 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 6 runners so far this season with 50.0% of them crossed the plate. Tigers bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 4 times and also have had 4 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 20 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen are sitting with 5 holds so far this year (6th in MLB). They have recorded 2 saves over the course of the season and have blown 2 out of their 4 chances to save the game.
Skubal has taken the hill for 37 innings and has racked up 41 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.30 (22 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.205. He has surrendered 32 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 13 walks. Skubal (1-4 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.34 while going up against 155 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Cleveland is sitting with 7 long balls so far this year to go along with 17 RBIs. They have put up 6 two-baggers, while getting a free base 20 times and putting up 17 runs. The Cleveland Indians are sitting with an OBP of .302 in addition to a team batting average of .215 over the course of the season. The Indians hold a team slugging percentage of .386 and they earn 3.40 runs per contest (23rd in the league). They have been rung up on 33 occasions (28th in MLB) and have 34 base hits.
The Indians have a WHIP of 1.186 in addition to having a FIP of 3.92 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.26 (52 strikeouts against 23 free passes). They have a ranking of 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 28. They have yielded 5 long balls and they yield 3.35 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 16 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.35 (16 earned runs given up).
Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 17.0% out of 6 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 3 times in high leverage situations in addition to 3 occasions with runners on. They rank 15th in the league with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 12 bullpen pitchers onto the field this year. Cleveland has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 2 save chances and they have tallied 1 save.
During his MLB career, Civale has conceded 128 hits while totaling 121 strikeouts in 138 frames. Civale (8-10 career mark) has earned a 3.70 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 57 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.175 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. His K/BB ratio is 3.46 and he has faced 563 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-200)
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